Wildlife

Seals, Sea Lions Can Be Condor Food
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Seals, Sea Lions Can Be Condor Food

The growing populations of harbor seals and sea lions along the West Coast may be good news for California condors. While condors are now best known for eating dead deer, cattle and other animals, new research shows that carcasses of marine animals once formed a large part of their diet.

Japan To Double Usual Whale Kill in New Antarctic Hunt, Expanded To Include Fin Whales
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - Hans Greimel, Associated Press

A fleet of Japanese whaling ships left for the seas of Antarctica amid protests Tuesday, aiming to kill 850 minke whales -- almost double last year's catch -- and expand the hunt to fin whales for the first time.

Groups Say Government Is Dragging Its Feet Protecting 283 Species
November 9, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

The government has allowed 283 species identified as possibly facing extinction to languish without protection under the Endangered Species Act, a coalition of environmental groups contends in a lawsuit against the Interior Department.

Chicken Excrement for Fish Stirs Concern in Vietnam
November 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

The practice of using chicken excrement to feed fish in southern Vietnam is threatening millions of people with bird flu in Ho Chi Minh City and should be stopped, state media said on Monday.

Longline Fishing Rules Limit Bird Deaths
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Tara Godvin, Associated Press

New rules for longline fishing in the islands are saving the lives of sea birds who attempt to steal bait from hooks meant for swordfish, the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council said Thursday.

Global Warming Could Help Salmon in Norway, Report Says
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Global warming may benefit salmon in Norwegian rivers by causing more rainfall that dilutes industrial acids blown from other parts of Europe, scientists said on Friday.

Zoo Atlanta Gorilla Gives Birth to Twins
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A gorilla at Zoo Atlanta has given birth to twins _ only the sixth time that's happened in a North American zoo since 1966.

U.S. Proposes Protections for Imperiled Right Whales
November 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Reuters

Some of the world's last Pacific right whales will get special protections in the Bering Sea to boost the animals' chances of avoiding extinction, the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday.

Judge Overturns Ban on Grouper in Gulf of Mexico
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A two-month ban on recreational grouper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico that was scheduled to begin Tuesday has been overturned.

Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers.

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